Sunday, June 28, 2009

identified the breeds of the girls ...

Buff Orpington and Black Australorp cool is that?

Coop is nearly built - chicken wire is ready for making a run .. hopefully they'll get to move out tomorrow. Big T has used all scavenged materials - amazing we have been able to just build around what we have. Bunny hutches need to be banged together too - hopefully tomorrow morning will be as nice as this morning was ...

weeding is on the to do list (of course) as the garden is a jungle but we'll get there when we can

dogs are loving it - we are loving it too

it smells SO GOOD to just stand outside the front door.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CHICKENS!! Is the sky falling??

In a weird confluence that is so often my life - just as I am getting ready to concentrate on Vareharri for the summer I got asked to take 2 chickens. Two already laying chickens ... what a weird, strange, wonderful world we live in sometimes. No names yet.... No clue of breeds ...but I snapped bad pictures as they emerged from the carrier ..
so they need housing, pen and goodness knows what else...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

hey! hay! hay! hey! it's a wonderful day

vareharri hay lying on the field waiting to be baled ...

how cool eh?

I love the smell of fresh mown hay too

peas, lettuce, watermelon, cukes are coming up
tomatos look better, ground cherries and peppers still not happy
carrots got thinned today - beets still need to be done

weeding, weeding, weeding, weeding ...

Saturday, June 6, 2009


the shed is done - looks great :)

at least I think it looks great

went down to lake house with Mum - it was beautiful

weeded, weeded and weeded some more ...

corn is popping up - tiny but there ... tomatoes, peppers and ground cherries had a ROUGH week - onions, garlic and potatoes all look great though ...

flowers are starting to bloom in profusion so you can really appreciate them (and the weeds in the flower beds - which are NOT my priority!)